April 8, 2012
Happy Easter to all
When I woke up this morning I thought to myself, It's Easter;) Then I started to remember what Easter meant to me. I remember my mother putting my sister and myself in those crazy itchy death traps called Easter dresses. They would be pretty to look at but as soon as you moved in them, Lord help you they irritate your skin because of all the bloody lace around the whole dress. I remember the pretty socks we would wear with MORE LACE! and those hard ass patent leather black mary jane shoes we had to wear. Oh and one could NEVER forget the little bell that was hidden away in the dresses so whenever you moved you made a little "bell" so people would turn around and look at ya. I personally called this the "cow bell" or the first gps tracking system for kids. It drove me nuts to the point I used to look for it on my dress and hold it in my hand whenever I would walk so I wouldn't make a noise. Then we would go to church from 8am to 2pm and I would fall asleep in the pews and shortly thereafter my mom would thump me in my leg to wake up.
Yet there definitely were some upside to Easter. Who can forget the big beautiful basket with the various candies that ranged from a huge chocolate Easter bunny to small various bags with color m&ms in them. This part is what I looked forward to. Even while suffering through picture taking with my sister who didn't enjoy the dresses as much as I did. We knew as soon as we returned back home from church, we had something to look forward to.
Now as I'm older I realize that Easter is more than just cute frilly dresses with razor sharp lace and big Easter baskets with chocolate Easter bunnies. For those of some various religious faith, it's the day that Jesus resurrected from the dead and ascended to heaven. Some might celebrate by going to church, others might make a big feast at home and enjoy themselves with family. Whatever you do, just remember to appreciate this day just like any other day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be happy:) Happy Easter all and those who are not of a faith. Happy Sunday;)